The Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 will be conducted by the seven zonal IITs under the guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) 2017 on May 21, 2017. The examination will consist of two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2, each of three hours duration. The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs. In all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2017 and admission to it’s the decision of the JAB 2017 will be final. Also Read - CBSE, CISCE, NEET, JEE Mains, JEE Advanced Exam 2021: Full List of Important Exam Dates

According to the sources, the Union Ministry of Human Resource (HRD Ministry) has decided that Class XII marks will not be a factor in determining rankings in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admissions to engineering undergraduate courses from next year. The Ministry also said that all other JEE examination systems shall remain unchanged. They have also decided that the JEE 2016 be conducted in the manner it was held in 2015, with an increase in intake from 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh in the JEE (Advanced) stage. (RELATED ARTICLE: JEE Advanced 2017: Would Class 12 Boards Marks matter) Also Read - Student Moves SC After Losing IIT Bombay Seat Due to One 'Wrong' Click

This year, to qualify for appearing in the exam candidates should satisfy at least one of the following two criteria for admission to IITs: Also Read - Forget IIT, JEE Topper Chirag Falor All Set to Study at United States' MIT, 'Settle There Only Champ'; Says Twitter

  1. Must have secured at least 75% aggregate marks in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination. The aggregate marks for SC, ST, and PwD candidates should be at least 65%.
  2. Must be within the category-wise top 20 percentile of successful candidates in their respective Class XII (or equivalent) board examination.

Check Important Criteria Here:

  • For calculation of the total marks for five subjects, if the marks awarded in a subject is not out of 100, the marks will be scaled (up or down) to 100 so that the total aggregate marks is out of 500.
  • If a Board awards only letter grades without providing an equivalent percentage of marks on the grade sheet, the candidate should obtain a certificate from the Board specifying the equivalent marks and submit it at the time of acceptance of the allocated seat. In case such a certificate is not provided, the decision was taken by the Joint Implementation Committee of JEE (Advanced) 2017 will be final.
  • In case any of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Language are not evaluated in the final year (e.g., in a 3-year diploma course), then the marks for the same subject from the previous year/s will be used for calculating the percentage of aggregate marks.
  • For candidates who appeared in the Class XII (or equivalent) Board examination in 2016 but reappeared in 2017, the best of the two performances will be considered.
  • If a Board gives aggregate marks considering both Class XI and Class XII examinations (in the 10+2 system), then only Class XII marks will be considered. If a Board gives aggregate marks considering the results of all three years of a 3-year diploma or courses of equivalent duration, then only the marks scored in the final year will be considered. Similarly, for Boards which follow a semester system, the marks scored in the final two semesters will be considered.
  • If a Board does not give marks scored in individual subjects but gives only the aggregate marks, then the aggregate marks given by the Board will be considered as such.
  • The criteria, as specified here, is applicable to all the candidates including foreign nationals.